Nemesis

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Nemesis Chapter
Nemesis SP.jpg
Founding Second Founding
Successors of Ultramarines
Chapter Master Unknown
Homeworld Unknown
Strength Unknown
Specialty Unknown (probably Exterminatus)
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Dark Green with Red-Orange Accents.

The Nemesis Chapter. Now that's a kickass name. Cool factor turned up to 11. Probably the only chapter with a name cooler than the mother fuckin' ass blasting Destroyers.

Anyways. What happens when you take a company of Devastator Marines during the Great Crusade from a generic Legion and have them work with the Night Lords? You get the Nemesis Chapter. These guys have the potential to be awesome, if it weren't for the spot-light being cast on others at the moment.

Anyways, the Nemesis Chapter was originally the 22nd chapter of the Ultramarine Legion. During the Great Crusade, this chapter was mainly composed of Terran-born Destroyer Squads, marines whose main weaponry was considered "too cruel" to use on other humans even by the low standards of 40k. This meant that these guys used the most destructive weaponry that the Imperium could pull out at the time, with shit like rad missiles (if they didn't blow you up on the spot, you'd still die of space cancer) and phosphex grenades being the norm for them. Since such work wasn't used all the time, they were relegated to sitting back and waiting till their commanders said "Fuck it, nuke everything." Oddly, these guys wound up working with the VIIIth Legion during this time and became quite good at blowing up planets. Eventually, the 22nd Co. started to dress up like the Night Lords, but Roboute Guilliman put a stop to that. The chapter didn't quite like that, and especially after Emps made big blue burn up Lorgar's faith project, they had concerns that their way of life would perhaps be removed because of its less-than-palatable existence and the fact that they didn't uphold the standards of their Ultramar-born brothers. However, once the Heresy broke out, the 22nd stayed true to their roots and remained loyalists. After the Heresy, they were made into their own Chapter as a part of the Second Founding. As a reward, they were given a fucking Gloriana-class_Battleship as their flag vessel.

They still retain their dark history with a skull as their insignia.

Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding (M29): Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists - Iron Hands - Raven Guard
Salamanders - Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding (021.M31): Angels of Absolution - Angels Encarmine - Angels Porphyr - Angels of Redemption
Angels Sanguine - Angels of Vengeance - Angels Vermillion - Aurora Chapter - Black Consuls
Black Guard - Black Templars - Blood Drinkers - Brazen Claws - Crimson Fists - Destroyers
Doom Eagles - Eagle Warriors - Excoriators - Fists Exemplar - Flesh Tearers
Genesis Chapter - Inceptors - Iron Snakes - Libators - Lions Sable - Marauders - Mortifactors
Nemesis - Novamarines - Obsidian Glaives - Patriarchs of Ulixis - Praetors of Orpheus
Rampagers - Raptors - Red Talons - Revilers - Silver Eagles - Silver Skulls - Soul Drinkers
Storm Lords - White Consuls - Wolf Brothers
Third to Twelfth Founding
(M32-M35):
Astral Claws - Charnel Guard - Dark Paladins - Executioners - Flesh Eaters - Halo Brethren
Howling Griffons - Iron Knights - Mantis Warriors - Marines Malevolent - Night Swords
Sable Swords (initial) - Scythes of the Emperor - Space Sharks - Sons of Guilliman
Thirteenth Founding (M35): Death Spectres - Exorcists
Fourteenth to Twentieth Founding: Angels of Fire - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
(991.M35):
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs - Sons of Antaeus
Twenty-Second to
Twenty-Sixth Founding (M35-M41):
Angels of Vigilance - Celestial Lions - Dark Hunters - Disciples of Caliban - Emperor's Spears
Fire Angels - Imperial Harbingers - Iron Lords - Knights of the Raven - Marines Errant
Mentors - Fire Claws/Relictors - Star Phantoms - Steel Cobras - Subjugators
Ultima Founding
(999.M41):
Angels of Defiance - Blades of Vengeance - Castellans of the Rift - Fulminators
Knights Cerulean - Knights of the Chalice - Knights of Thunder - Necropolis Hawks
Nemesors - Praetors of Ultramar - Rift Stalkers - Silver Drakes - Silver Templars
Sons of the Phoenix - Storm Reapers - Umbral Knights - Unnumbered Sons
Valiant Blades - Void Tridents - Wolfspear
Unknown Founding: Absolvers - Accipiters - Adulators - Angel Guard - Angels Eradicant - Astral Knights
Blood Ravens - Blood Swords - Brothers Penitent - Crimson Castellans - Crimson Consuls
Crimson Scythes - Dark Hands - Dark Sons - Death Eagles - Fire Lords - Guardians of the Covenant
Graven Spectres - Hammers of Dorn - Harbingers - Hawk Lords - Invaders - Iron Talons - Jade Dragons
Knights of Blood - Knights Unyielding - Marines Exemplar - Night Watch - Rainbow Warriors
Reclaimers - Red Hunters - Red Scorpions - Sable Swords (refounded) - Solar Hawks
Star Dragons - Storm Giants - Storm Wardens - Valedictors - Viper Legion - Vorpal Swords
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators - Sons of Medusa - Steel Confessors
Others: Adeptus Custodes - Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights